Scroll back the years

A project to preserve historic local newspaper on microfilm has completed the period between 1700 and 1950.

The Newsplan 2000 project is a £7.3 million initiative backed by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the newspaper industry and libraries. Delivery of microfilm-reading equipment to libraries and archives has begun.

A microfilm copy of each newspaper saved by the programme will also be given to the appropriate public library, where it will be available to the public free of charge.

No comments to display

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *